Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Saturday, April 21, 2018

Headline

UN: 33 dead, over 200 injured in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh region

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone

Share on Facebook April 4, 2016, Reporter : Trend, Reader : 457

news

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 4 Trend: On April 2, large-scale ceasefire violations took place along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, leading to at least 33 fatalities, according to the report of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“Official sources from Armenia and Azerbaijan state that at least 30 soldiers and 3 civilians have died as a result of the fighting,” the report said. “The number of injured persons, both civilian and military, is yet to be confirmed by official sources. Unofficial sources estimated this number to be more than 200.”

On the night of Apr. 2, all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the frontline densely populated by civilians were fired at.

The counter-attack was made following provocations of the Armenian armed forces at night of Apr. 2, which resulted in deaths and injuries of civilians.

Six Armenian tanks, 15 gun mounts and reinforced engineering structures have been destroyed and more than 100 servicemen of the Armenian armed forces were wounded and killed during the fights.

Twelve servicemen of the Azerbaijani armed forces heroically died, one Mi-24 helicopter was shot down and one tank damaged by a mine

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Follow us on Twitter @TRENDNewsAgency

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos Top official: Extraordinary presidential election sets tasks for trade unions in Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 5 By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend: Extraordinary presidential election in Azerbaijan sets tasks for trade...

Photos 2018 will be successful year for industrial and agricultural development in Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11 Trend: The year 2018 will be successful in terms of industrial and agricultural development in Azerbaijan,...

Photos Ilham Aliyev attends CIS informal meeting in Moscow

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 26 Trend: Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has today arrived in Russia for a working visit. President...

Photos Baku Declaration adopted at 7th Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process Ministerial

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.1 By Leman Zeynalova - Trend: The 7th Ministerial Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA), titled “Security and...

Photos President Aliyev: "Maraga-150" monument shows world

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28 Trend: The ‘Maraga-150’ monument, erected in 1978, shows the whole world that the Armenians are an...

Photos French-Azerbaijani University marks beginning of education co-op: ambassador

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27 By Ali Mustafayev – Trend The purpose of the French-Azerbaijani University is to train new qualified...

Photos Turning a blind eye to occupation of other states’ lands poses threat to peace, security

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 16 Trend: Turning a blind eye to the occupation of the lands of other states poses a threat to peace and security...

Photos Pakistani pharmaceutical companies eager to create JV in Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14 By Gulgiz Muradova - Trend: Pakistani companies are eager to enter Azerbaijan's pharmaceutical market....

Photos Ilham Aliyev attends First OIC Summit on Science and Technology in Astana

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 10 Trend: The First Summit on Science and Technology of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has kicked...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery

FEUILLETON